By The Hair Studio, Dec 4 2019 08:30PM
It all starts with client consultation!
Permanent Color: grows out, does not wash/fade out.
Demi-Permanent Color: gentle; no lift, deposit only.
~ Changes existing color.
~ Covers gray.
~ Creates bright.
~ Natural looking change.
~ Blends gray hair.
~ Enhances natural hair.
~ Tones pre-lightened hair.
~ Refreshes faded color.
Redken has three different levels of chromatics, which is ammonia free permanent color. Your stylist will decide what level is needed during your client consultation. Chromatics is the basic level for hair that is less than 25% gray. Ultra Rich is used when the regrowth is greater than 25% gray, and Beyond Coverage is used on the most resistant gray/white hair.
1. Are you looking for gray coverage or do you just want the regrowth to be blended? If you are looking for complete gray coverage, permanent color is the answer for you. If you are just looking to blend your gray hair, demi-permanent is the better choice because it leaves no harsh lines.
2. Do you feel that your hair is to dark and needs to be lighter? If you wear your hair lighter than your natural regrowth, permanent color can be used to lift the natural pigment to a lighter, more desirable color. However, color does not lift color, meaning permanent color will not lift any artificial pigment on your hair.
Redken has several lines of ammonia free demi-permanent color. Shades EQ Cream is their basic demi-color perfect for adding dimension, whereas the Shades EQ CoverPlus is used to change the base color of hair that is starting to gray. The Shades EQ Gloss is more of a liquid consistency and is most easily applied at the shampoo bowl to change the existing tone of the hair and to add shine.
3. Do you just want the faded color through your midshaft and ends refreshed? If you are just wanting to refresh the color on you ends, demi-permanent will refresh and brighten without drying out your ends. This option is popular with reds and violets.
4. Are you happy with the level of you hair but wanting a tonal change? Tonal change is achieved with a demi-permanent color. This is most helpful when you feel like your color is flat. A tonal change can be done by adding a violet, red, copper, golden, ash, etc. Tonal change is common among blonde hair. When a blonde starts to feel golden, a demi-permanent violet tone is used to cancel out any gold.
5. How often do you change the color of your hair? For someone who is constantly changing their hair color, whether from season to season or just to try something new, demi-permanent color is the best option. It is common to go darker for fall/winter and lighter in the spring/summer. Demi-permanent color fades more naturally and is easier for a stylist to lift out with the changing of the seasons.
Redken for Men: Redken also has a demi-permanent color line specifically for men. The shades are formulated to help blend unwanted gray hair.